See also 349. RELIGION .
- 1. the condition of a new convert to a religious belief.
- 2. the condition of a newly baptized convert to the early Christian church. — neophyte , n. — neophytic , adj .
- 1. the act of becoming or the condition of being a convert to an opinion, political party, or religious group.
- 2. an active policy of inviting or persuading converts, especially to a religious position. — proselyte , n . — proselyter, proselytist , n . — proselytize , v . — proselytistic , adj .